The Africa Infrastructure Development Index (AIDI)AIDI Development Index (AIDI) May 2013 AfDB
Successes and Limitations of a Top-Down Approach to Governance: the Case of Anti-Corruption in RwandaISPI Analysis N° 164, March 2013 Alessandro Bozzini, GIZ Technical Advisor, Rwanda
Unblocking results: Using aid to address governance constraints in public service deliveryISBN: 978-1-909464-35-3 © Overseas Development Institute 2013 May 2013
Shared Security And Peace Governance The Malian Experience Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung ISBN: 978-978-923-731-9 February 2012
African Media Barometer 2012The first home grown analysis of the media landscape in Africa Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) fesmedia Africa 2012
Policy Brief: What Future for the Joint Africa-EU Strategy?Policy Brief n° 3 Africa Governance Institute June 2013
Strategic partnerships and sustainable investments: How can China support the African Mining Vision?Strategic partnerships and sustainable investments: How can China support the African Mining Vision? Centre for Chinese Studies Policy Briefing May 2013
The State of Governance in Africa: The Dimension of Illicit Financial Flows as a Governance Challenge Third Meeting of the Committee on Governance and Popular Participation, Economic Commission for Africa, February 2013
The Political Economy of Fiscal Transparency, Participation, and Accountability Around the WorldKhagram, S., de Renzio, P., and Fung, A. (2013). Overview and synthesis: The political economy of fiscal transparency, participation, and accountability around the world. In S. Khagram, A. Fung, de Renzio, P. (Eds.), Open Budgets: The Political Economy of Transparency, Participation, and Accountability (pp. 1-50). Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press Brookings Institution Press
Editeb by Simon Bekker & Göran Therborn. Dakar, Cape Town, CODESRIA, HSRC, 2011, 264 p., ISBN 978-2- 8697-8495-6
Capital cities today remain central to both nations and states. They host centres of political power, not only national, but in some cases regional and global as weil, thus offering major avenues to success, wealth and privilege. For these reasons capitals simultaneously become centres of ’counter-power’, locations of high-stakes struggles between the government and the opposition.
This volume focuses on capital cities in nine sub-Saharan African countries, and traces how the power vested in them has evolved through different colonial backgrounds, radically different kinds of regimes after independence, waves of popular protest, explosive population growth and in most cases stunted economic development. Starting at the point of national political emancipation, each case study explores the complicated processes of nation-state building through its manifestation in the ’urban geology’ of the city - its architecture, iconography, layout and political use of urban space. Although the evolution of each of these cities is different, they share a critical demographic feature an extraordinarily rapid process of urbanisation that is more politically than economically driven. Overwhelmed by the inevitable challenges resulting from this urban sprawl, the governments seated in most of these capital cities are in effect both powerful- wielding power over their populace - and powerless, lacking power to implement their plans and to provide for their inhabitants.